Feeling Lucky?The 28 designers nominated for this year's CFDA Awardsmost certainly are.
Each year,the Council of 威廉希尔备用网址Fashion Designers of America awards the industry's highest honors for excellence in American menswear,women's wear,and accessory design.Swarovski,which has been a partner of the CFDA for 13 years,celebrates new designers in each of these categories with the Emerging Talent Awards.
To celebrate the notable anniversary of their partnership,Swarovski asked the designers it's nominated to create one-of-a-kind crystalized pieces inspired by the idea of the "Lucky 13." Jewelry designer and nominee Jennfier Fisher shared withGlamourthe story behind her creation and let us in on some of the inspiration behind her beautiful,badass line.
"Everyone has their own lucky charms," says Fisher,whose line is famous for its unique charm necklaces.The ones pictured below are some of the brands most popular and are inspired by good-luck talismans from religions and cultures all over the world.Fisher complements the shapes with crystals in traditionally lucky colors,creating pieces that are both pretty and edgy.
"When Swarovski asked me to create something for the 'Lucky 13,' I immediately thought of my Munny doll" says Fisher.The little guy was gifted to her as a get-well-soon present after a botched surgery left her hospitalized and has been her lucky charm ever since.
After she was released from the hospital,Fisher embellished her Munny doll with red and white crystals,"but it was always my dream to have a huge,perfectly embellished one," she says.
Like her jewelry,Fisher's custom Munny doll is chic with attitude."I chose all-black because it's kind of edgy," says Fisher."He looks a little gangster!"
Fisher draws inspiration from experience;above all,she loves meeting people and hearing their stories."People can have the same experiences but totally different stories," she says."The same charms can mean different things to everyone." Fisher wears her own charm necklace,similar to this one,almost every day.It is built around a dog tag embellished with her son's name and is full of things she cares about,so she can keep them close to her heart.
"My charm necklace is my armor," says Fisher."Everyone has those few pieces of jewelry that they don't take off—the rings or necklaces or bracelets they wear every day—that make them feel empowered." That,她认为,is what her pieces should be."Everyone needs a little protection,and I think that's what my jewelry is.If a woman can feel chic and cool while wearing it,that's just a plus."
Check out Jennifer's designs,and see what kind of "lucky charm"youcan come up with.Good luck next week,Jennifer!